Eugenie Bouchard collected one of her best wins of late edging fellow Grand Slam finalist Lucie Safarova 6-3, 3-6, 7-6(3) to win her second career match in her hometown of Montreal. After failing to convert three matchpoints in the 10th game, Bouchard fell behind 3-1 in the final set breaker before winning the last six points to take the match.
Bouchard then played doubles and after was unable to talk to the press due to a stomach illness, so her coach Nick Saviano filled everyone in.
“She was in a lot of discomfort during the doubles match,” Saviano said. “So maybe it was something she had eaten in between. But she was very uncomfortable out on the doubles court.”
“Not exactly sure. We know it’s not serious. But she’s very uncomfortable right now. She should be fine for tomorrow. But the objective is to make sure she has every chance to compete at 100% tomorrow. We’re very confident that will happen.”
Bouchard will now meet another runner-up at a Grand Slam, Dominika Cibulkova, tomorrow.
Madison Keys blew past Wimbledon semifinalist Elena Vesnina 6-4, 6-0 and Stanford winner Johanna Konta stay hot beating Shelby Rogers.
In the evening 2015 finalist Simona Halep kicked it into high gear cruising past Daria Gavrilova 6-2, 6-3.
On Wednesday, Venus Williams debuts against Barbora Strycova. Former champion Agnieszka Radwanska faces Monica Niculescu and Australian Open champion Angelique Kerber opens her campaign against Mirjana Lucic-Baroni.
French Open champion and No. 3 seed Garbine Muguruza announced her withdrawal from the event due to a gastrointestinal illness.
“I kind of started feeling yesterday,” Muguruza said. “Even though yesterday I couldn’t play because of the rain, I kind of didn’t feel well. Went to the gym. I really didn’t do the whole workout in the gym.
“Call the doctor and everything. I don’t feel well. I tried to take everything, do it right. But today I went to the court to warm up, but I didn’t really feel, like, hundred percent. At the last moment of the match, I start to warm up again. I’m like, Okay, no, no, I don’t feel to go on the court and give my best.”
WEDNESDAY MONTREAL SCHEDULE
CENTRAL start 12:30 pm
 A. Radwanska (POL) vs M. Niculescu (ROU)
Not Before 2:30 pm
B. Strycova (CZE) vs  V. Williams (USA)
Not Before 6:30 pm
 D. Cibulkova (SVK) or [Q] M. Duque-Mariño (COL) vs E. Bouchard (CAN)
M. Lucic-Baroni (CRO) vs  A. Kerber (GER)
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Eugenie is gorgeous, and I’ve always supported gorgeous women in all walks of life. The reason being that if we don’t promote and protect gorgeous women, human race would eventually (and by eventually i mean a few million years) mutate into some other specie and we have no clue how we all would look like. That is also why I am with Sharapova, and I miss her too. But I think I’ll miss skeezer more now that Fed is injured for 6 months.
July 27th, 2016 at 5:08 am